©1976 Robert Graysmith; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks
"Provocative....Bizarre....Graysmith's taut narrative brings the horror back with jolt upon jolt." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Will fascinate true-crime readers." (Library Journal)
Colorful, thoughtful account that becomes very difficult to listen to when Graysmith becomes completely consumed with this case. I'll have to read the print version because the repetition of ideas towards the end of this gave me a headache. Reading and listening are so different.
I would certainly read another book by Robert Graysmith. His take on true crime is absorbing, for the most part. He's a perceptive observer and his passion for the subject elevates the book beyond the sordid standard true crime story.
No, but would be delighted to listen to him again. He has a very rich voice,
It is and I did.
The narration is excellent and matches the matter-of-fact, horrifying tone of the story.
This story about a killer who sent messages to the press and actually had them published is almost too unbelievable to be true and is even more shocking in our time. The poorly-done movies inspired by Zodiac could never depict the terrifying, graphic nature of the murders which are recreated in disturbing detail in this book. Graysmiith has a matter-of-fact, journalistic approach that makes you feel that you are walking on to a fresh crime scene and investigating the case yourself, without any of the embellishment of a CSI.
Yes, it is hard to stop listening and will keep you awake at night -- checking the locks on the doors. Don't listen as you're going to sleep.
I've listened to hundreds of audiobooks and this one has been the best. Too disturbing to listen too twice.
I really enjoyed listening to this book while commuting on my bike to work. It really was fascinating remembering the case after all of these years. I thought the book well written and read.
Very amazing how close the police came to catching Zodiac. Makes you wonder about other crimes that haven'tbeen solved.
This is the first time, and I really enjoyed listening.
I remember when the Zodiac killings took place, but living in Michigan at the time, high school student I just thought it was too far away from me. Listening now about what happened and how close the police were to catching him just amazes me.
Lots of background detail that weren't published during the active investigation of Zodiac. The whole book reads like the best suspense fiction. What makes it truly chilling is that it all actually happened. The narrator is a perfect match for the content. If you love suspense, read this!
What a let-down. After listening to hours and hours of details on a possible suspect, the author would just say, "I knew it wasn't him," and move on. Then the case he made for who he thinks was the Zodiac is so thin that I wasn't convinced. I was really disappointed. I'm not a detail person in the first place, and to go through all those details and then not have a satisfying conclusion was a real bummer! The narrator was great with his matter of fact low bass voice. He was a perfect match to the material, but even he couldn't make something out of nothing. I don't recommend the book.
This story is incredible. The author has an inside view to the whole story. Living in California and listening to this, which was going on when I was a kid, gave me the creeps. Highly recommend this book
I really liked this book. It was informative and interesting. I am a little bit too young to remember the actual events going on but the book lays out the events in enough detail to make them interesting without being boring with too much information. Listening to this book made me want to watch the movie. I realized from the book that there are several movies based on these events, including "Dirty Harry." Overall, a great listen and I would recommend it to anyone interested in true crime stories.
Barely interesting. It's a long recitation of incidents with no story arc. (I realize it's nonfiction, but it's pretty much just one thing after another.) The narrator has a nice voice but just reads; different characters don't have different voices. I was lured to read the book because I really enjoyed the movie of a few years ago, but it is very different.
The only reason I'm not rating it 2's overall is that a 2 for me means that I really dislike the book and my response to this was milder than that.
The Zodiac story is interesting but this author distorts a lot of the information. Endless speculation. Reasearch this book on the internet before buying and save a credit.
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
This is a great book about the unsolved mystery of the Zodiac killer. The author includes so much detail that the evidence and circumstance feels tangible and never dull.
The narrator has an amazing deep voice - perfect match for this.
Real life mystery fans will probably enjoy this book.
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